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Sep. 22nd, 2011

Getting more and more nervous as my husband's office approaches their closing. Monday I kept breaking out in tears at work, and I didn't even understand why at first. But once my coworker and I figured out why I got ok again. And more and more people at work are learning about it, so it's coming up a bit more in conversation. I'd been keeping it secret but when we were working on refinancing our house (3.37% Interest! Woohoo!) I told all the ladies in my immediate office so they would understand why I was taking leave at random hours of the day to sign forms. Anyway - because Monkeys goes to lunch with some ladies in the financial aid office (who's friends with his best friend so when they go to lunch they all hang out) and as we get closer to D-day he told them about it. Then they were talking to me about it when another coworker from a difference campus came by. She started giving advice and for some reason it irked me. The others were also asking about what steps we were taking and were expressing concern and they made me feel good and loved, but it felt like she was downplaying it - although maybe she was trying to be encouraging by downplaying it. But all the advice she gave was stuff we'd already done or stuff I didn't want to do, so it wasn't helpful. (Maybe it was the whole women don't want advice they just want to be listened to man/women divide except she was a women.) Plus who knows who all she will tell.

It's frustrating not knowing, but I understand why businesses wouldn't want to let the cat out of the bag. So bring on October 1st. There's a position opening up at the college - maybe he can get on there and we can car pool! It'd be half his current pay BUT think of the gas money we'd save.

Or the government could totally change it's mind and he'll go to his usual job and nothing will change.

(Except our mortgage payment - woohoo 3.37%)

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ann_mcn
Sep. 23rd, 2011 10:05 am (UTC)
Eep. I had no idea his job was in danger. So sorry, and no advice. It is a stomach turner. Best wishes for you both! He's smart and personable and something should turn up.
madladyred
Sep. 26th, 2011 03:07 am (UTC)
Thanks for the well wishes! Tomorrow's set to be his last week. We're still struggling to stay positive, and I'm really proud of him for all his planning and the work he's put into preparing for October and beyond. Fingers crossed he finds a new job soon or that our back up plan of going freelance works out smoothly. :)
magnet5
Sep. 23rd, 2011 10:42 am (UTC)
I didn't realize either. A very stressful thing,to be sure--I hope everything goes smoothly.
madladyred
Sep. 26th, 2011 03:13 am (UTC)
Thanks. :) It'll be good in a way for it to be officially over. So long as there is even the slimmest chance that the base changes their mind we don't want to commit to anything else. So it's been a lot of planning and planning and applying but not trying to actually GET anything until after October 1st - which makes it even more of a challenge. So in a way when the ship sails it will be a kind of relief because then we can take all the supplies we've been gathering and start to build a new boat. Really stupid analogy, but I'm tired. :D

Anyway - we appreciate all good thoughts and prayers!!

Hope you and TYG are doing okay! I know you guys have your own stressers up there.
Love you!
disbandedtoastr
Sep. 23rd, 2011 11:00 pm (UTC)
Yup. Sorry girl. This has been a mega stressful week. We need to go out for margaritas!
madladyred
Sep. 26th, 2011 03:07 am (UTC)
YES!! And may I add PLEASE. :)
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